Fujitsu – LifeBook Tablet T4020 – 12.1″

Fujitsu LifeBook T4000 T4020
Fujitsu LifeBook T4000 T4020

MFR’s Description: Take this convertible for a ride—put the top down and use digital ink to take unobtrusive handwritten notes and draw diagrams during meetings and seminars, or write directly onto slides for emphasis during your presentation. Put the top up when you use your notes, drawings, and annotated graphics in a formal report. The LifeBook® T4000 Tablet PC provides the full power, functionality, and familiarity of a notebook yet offers versatile digital inking capabilities.

Reviews located at the bottom of the page.

LifeBook T4000 Tablet PC Series

Succeeded by the Fujitsu LifeBook T4210 – June 2006

Note: The T4020 appears to be identical to the T4020D except for wireless options. This maybe subject to change.

Company/Manufacturing Information
Model Name:LifeBook T4020
Type:Notebook/Tablet PC
Cost (MSRP/Street):$2149.00 Base
CPU/Processor & Chipset
Processor Company:Intel
Processor Model:Pentium M 740, Pentium M 760
Processor Speed:1.73GHz (740), 2GHz (760)
Bus Speed:533MHz
Cache Size:2MB
Cache Type:L2
Systemboard Chipset:Intel 915GM
Display and Graphics
Graphics Chipset: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Screen Type:TFT LCD Electromagnetic (Active) Touch screen
Screen Size:12.1 inches
Resolution:1024×768 (XGA), optional SXGA+ (1400×1050)
Video Memory:128MB Shared
Video Out:1xVGA
Touch screen:Yes
Memory Capacity:256MB to 2GB (1GB x 2)
Memory Slots:2
Memory Type:DDR2 SO DIMM (SDRAM)
Memory Speed:533MHz
Shared With Video:128MB
Hard Drive Interface:Serial-ATA 150
Hard Drive Capacity:40GB through 80GB 5400rpm
60GB – 7200rpm
Hard Drive Size:
Optical Drive:DVDROM, DVD/CDRW Combo, Dual-Layer Multi-Format DVD Writer/CDRW Combo
Battery Type:Lithion Ion
Default Battery Size:6-Cell, additional modular bay battery
Mfr Estimated Runtime:Up to 5.25 hours with XGA display, up to 4.5 hours with SXGA+
With additional battery, up to 9 hours with XGA, 8.25 hours with SXGA+
Dimensions, and Weight
Weight:4.3 lbs with weight-saver (empty bay)
Height:1.1″ – 1.4″
Wireless:Intel® PRO/Wireless Network Connection
Wireless Type:IEEE 802.11 a/b/g
Ethernet:10/100/1000 Base-T/TX Ethernet
Modem:56K v.90 Fax MODEM (upgradeable to v.92 with software)
Keyboard:82-key full-size keyboard
Mouse:Touchpad with scroll
I/O Ports
USB Ports:2x USB 2.0
Firewire (1394):1xIEEE 1394
PS/2, Serial, Parallel:
Infrared:Yes, IrDA 1.1-compatible, 4 Mbps
PC Card Slots:1xPCMCIA Card Type I or Type II, CardBus
Flash Memory Card:Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO
Port Replicator:Optional
Other I/O:System Interface Connector (Presumably the Port Replicator)
Audio Chipset:SigmaTel® STAC9753A AC-97 rev. 2.3 compliant
Audio I/O:Microphone jack, Headphone jack, also built-in microphone
Note:20-bit audio built-in dual mic array with IntelliSonicâ„¢ software that provides background noise/echo cancellation and suppression
Installed OS:Microsoft® Windows® XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
Included Software:Microsoft® Office OneNote® 2003, Adobe® Reader®, Microsoft® Reader, Fujitsu Display Controls, Fujitsu Hot Key Utility, Fujitsu Security Application Panel, Fujitsu Driver Update Utility, Softex OmniPass
Protection and Security
Fingerprint Reader:Yes (Optional)
Harddrive Shock Protection:Yes
Hardware Passwords:
Other:Embedded TPM, Smart Card Ready, Fujitsu Security Application Panel
Warranty, Misc
Warranty:One-year International Limited Warranty

Reviews (Excerpts) – Click publication links to read the full review

LAPTOP Magazine – December 2005 – 3.5 out of 5 – There are a few kinks for Fujitsu to work out, but the LifeBook T4020D is your best and only bet if you want a thin-and-light Tablet notebook with a built-in optical drive. It�s expensive, but this convertible is unique and fast enough to justify the premium.

PC Magazine – December 2005 – 4 out of 5 (“Very Good”) – There are very few convertible notebooks out there that integrate an optical drive in such a small frame. The Fujitsu LifeBook T4020D manages to do so, making it a fine system for everyday computing.

– December 2005 – – Fujitsu’s experience in building tablet computers is evident in the T4020. It’s smaller and lighter than the Acer at less than 2kg despite having the same 31cm screen size. Usability is also excellent with controls such as the simple page up and down keys on the display edge making it easier to navigate a document.

ABC News/PC World – December 2005 – There are very few convertible notebooks out there that integrate an optical drive in such a small frame. The Fujitsu LifeBook T4020D manages to do so, making it a fine system for everyday computing.

CNET Asia – November 2005 – 6.8 out of 10 – Top-notch performance and a full set of features propel the LifeBook T4020 to the top of the list for tablet PCs.

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